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The Carter Family-Wildwood Flower


Published May 10, 1928


Recorded on May 10, 1928 in Camden, New Jersey. The Carter Family, with A. P., wife Sara and Sara's cousin Maybelle, are one of the most influential performing acts in American music. This tune sold around one million copies between 1928 and 1929.


1 - Wildwood Flower
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Source 78rpm>CD>MP3
Run time 3:14

Reviews

Reviewer: splue - - May 26, 2011
Subject: i want 2b a wildwood flower
plz dont pick me tho
Reviewer: sudiesue - - May 26, 2011
Subject: Carter Family - Wildwood Flower
A true work of art!
Reviewer: spiritofbluegrass - - July 11, 2010
Subject: It does not get any better than this!
Perfection, a historic recording and still sounds fresh today. My all time favourite song.

I am proud to have seen Mother Maybelle in concert in the 70's.
Reviewer: revdaddy - - May 12, 2007
Subject: Wildwood Flower
I grew up listening to my dad playing Wildwood Flower on his guitar (badly). I loved the song. It was some years before I realized that it had words. The words didn't matter much to me because the melody was so beautiful.

After I grew up, I re-discovered the Carter Family and fell in love with this song all over again. Maybelle's guitar with the "Carter Scratch" is truly inspired. The singing is perfect in it's simplicity and the melody is still sublime. It's truly an American treasure.
Reviewer: Nicoleo - - November 17, 2006
Subject: Masterpiece!
When people think of masterpieces they may think of European style classical music but this is the most beautiful song I've ever heard, not necessarily for the words but the music and tone is beautiful.
Reviewer: alikat - - June 14, 2006
Subject: A Gem.
I found this website a couple of months ago & this is one of my favorites, wonderful. I really love the carter family, found them fairly recently after watching a BBC program. I also found a free carter family track, "diamonds in the rough" on http://www.efolkmusic.com which might interest others also.
Reviewer: Tara_Rao - - June 14, 2006
Subject: Absolutely the best
This is it. I can say no more.
Reviewer: gankmore - - September 27, 2004
Subject: the best
maybe ever. awesome. the singing here is just perfect and the slow lovely picked tune is timeless. this traditional tune is a classic.
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